Maryland Law Blog

What Step-Parents Should Know About Child Custody

September 4, 2020

Approximately 40 percent of families in the United States are blended ones. That means that there are approximately 40 million families who are trying to navigate co-parenting and the rolls the step-parent should play in their stepchildren’s life. As a step-parent, you don’t automatically have legal parental responsibility for your step-child, but there are ways […]

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Simple Steps to Adopting Your Partner’s Children With a Natural Parent’s Consent

October 3, 2019

Adopting your partner’s children can be a big and rewarding decision in making your family complete. Once you have legally adopted a stepchild, there is no difference in the legal status between birth children of the marriage and children from another marriage. Here are a few things you need to know to get started. Step […]

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